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This is the first single volume monograph that systematically summarizes the recent progress in using non-Fourier heat conduction theories to deal with the multiphysical behaviour of smart materials and structures.

The book contains six chapters and starts with a brief introduction to Fourier and non-Fourier heat conduction theories. Non-Fourier heat conduction theories include Cattaneo-Vernotte, dual-phase-lag (DPL), three-phase-lag (TPL), fractional phase-lag, and nonlocal phase-lag heat theories. Then, the fundamentals of thermal wave characteristics are introduced through reviewing the methods for solving non-Fourier heat conduction theories and by presenting transient heat transport in representative homogeneous and advanced heterogeneous materials. The book provides the fundamentals of smart materials and structures, including the background, application, and governing equations. In particular, functionally-graded smart structures made of piezoelectric, piezomagnetic, and magnetoelectroelastic materials are introduced as they represent the recent development in the industry.

A series of uncoupled thermal stress analyses on one-dimensional structures are also included. The volume ends with coupled thermal stress analyses of one-dimensional homogenous and heterogeneous smart piezoelectric structures considering different coupled thermopiezoelectric theories. Last but not least, fracture behavior of smart structures under thermal disturbance is investigated and the authors propose directions for future research on the topic of multiphysical analysis of smart materials.

Table of Contents

Frontmatter

Chapter 1. Heat Conduction and Moisture Diffusion Theories

Abstract
The design of high performance micro/macro-scale composite structures working at high temperature and humidity environmental conditions needs an accurate heat and moisture transfer analysis through the solid structure.
Zengtao Chen, Abdolhamid Akbarzadeh

Chapter 2. Basic Problems of Non-Fourier Heat Conduction

Abstract
In this chapter, the non-Fourier heat conduction equations along with the boundary and initial conditions are solved for one-dimensional (1D) media with semi-infinite or finite dimensions in Cartesian, cylindrical, and spherical coordinates.
Zengtao Chen, Abdolhamid Akbarzadeh

Chapter 3. Multiphysics of Smart Materials and Structures

Abstract
In this chapter, the definition of smart materials are presented. The concept of multiphysics is introduced and different types of coupled multiphysical fields are elucidated. Moreover, the piezoelectric and piezomagnetic materials as the two common components of smart materials and structures are introduced. Finally, some potential applications of these advanced smart materials are mentioned and their multiphysical behavior is studied.
Zengtao Chen, Abdolhamid Akbarzadeh

Chapter 4. Coupled Thermal Stresses in Advanced Smart Materials

Abstract
Besides being the snack of choice of the Chinese Giant panda, the bamboo plant also represents a near-perfect natural example of a functionally graded material.
Zengtao Chen, Abdolhamid Akbarzadeh

Chapter 5. Thermal Fracture of Advanced Materials Based on Fourier Heat Conduction

Abstract
In this chapter, we introduce a so-called extended displacement discontinuity approach to deal with three-dimensional (3D) thermoelastic plane crack problems in advanced materials.
Zengtao Chen, Abdolhamid Akbarzadeh

Chapter 6. Advanced Thermal Fracture Analysis Based on Non-Fourier Heat Conduction Models

Abstract
In this chapter, the non-Fourier heat conduction models such as the hyperbolic heat conduction, dual phase lag heat conduction, and the memory-dependent fractional heat conduction models are used to deal with crack problems in advanced composite materials. A few typical examples, such as cracks in a half-plane with a thin film coating, partially-insulated crack with thermal insulation interior, circumferential crack in a hollow cylinder and viscoelastic materials are be presented to illustrate the use of the models and the unique features of the heat conduction models revealed in these problems.
Zengtao Chen, Abdolhamid Akbarzadeh

Chapter 7. Future Perspectives

Abstract
Non-Fourier heat conduction theories have seen wide range of applications in both theoretical and applied science in recent years.
Zengtao Chen, Abdolhamid Akbarzadeh
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